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Join us as we celebrate women in aviation.

In this next edition of LIVE@Frost Science inside the Feathers to the Stars exhibition, we are proud to welcome Captain Beverley Bass, a former aircraft pilot and the first female captain of an American Airlines aircraft, in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America. Beverley will be joined by Dr. Angela Colbert, Knight Vice President of Education at Frost Science, for an intimate discussion and Q&A on Beverley’s inspiring story and career, and women in aviation.

Beverley was hired in 1976 by American Airlines as their third female pilot. In 1986, she became the first female captain at American Airlines and on December 30, 1986 she led the first all-female crew in the history of commercial jet aviation on a flight from Washington D.C. to Dallas, Texas. Beverley was piloting a Boeing 777 en route from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport when the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred. Due to the closure of American airspace Bass’ flight was ordered to land at Gander International Airport in Gander, Newfoundland as part of the Canadian government’s Operation Yellow Ribbon.

Her experience in Gander during the days following the attacks was one of several people’s stories featured in the Tony Award-winning musical Come from Away, playing at the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House from Tuesday, June 18 through Sunday, June 23.

Admission is complimentary. Tickets are limited to four per transaction. Program will take place inside the Feathers to the Stars exhibition.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Please note registration to the event does not include museum admission. Museum exhibitions close at 6:00 p.m. Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.

Parking Instructions

  • Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.